Accession Number:

ADD009462

Title:

Advanced Air-to-Surface Weapon.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An unconventional advanced air-to-surface weapon of monowing configuration, and having a symmetrical, high lift fuselage of lenticular i.e., biconvex or oblate cross section, with a width-to-thickness fineness of approximately 2.5. The longitudinal profile is modified Sears-Haack in two dimensions, truncated at the base for a rocket nozzle. The weapon comprises a nose portion modular forebody, a weapon payload portion modular midbody, and an aft boattail modular portion which are combined into one unit that is selectively separable into its modular components when used. A variation of this weapon is also taught which features a semi-lenticular fuselage cross section i.e., one flat side and a width-to-thickness fineness of approximately 2.1. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE